Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

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by Diana Butler Bass
     
 

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Diana Butler Bass, one of contemporary Christianity’s leading trend-spotters, exposes how the failings of the church today are giving rise to a new “spiritual but not religious” movement. Using evidence from the latest national polls and from her own cutting-edge research, Bass, the visionary author of A People’s History of Christianity, continues… See more details below

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Diana Butler Bass, one of contemporary Christianity’s leading trend-spotters, exposes how the failings of the church today are giving rise to a new “spiritual but not religious” movement. Using evidence from the latest national polls and from her own cutting-edge research, Bass, the visionary author of A People’s History of Christianity, continues the conversation began in books like Brian D. McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity and Harvey Cox’s The Future of Faith, examining the connections—and the divisions—between theology, practice, and community that Christians experience today. Bass’s clearly worded, powerful, and probing Christianity After Religion is required reading for anyone invested in the future of Christianity.

Editorial Reviews

Marcus Borg
“Interesting, insightful, impressive and important.”
Parker J. Palmer
“…an important and life-giving book, written by … one of our finest religious writers.”
Richard Rohr
“Join Bass in rebuilding religion from the bottom up!”
Phyllis Tickle
“It is one blockbuster of an analysis that is also a delight to read.”
Shane Claiborne
“Diana reminds us here that, before every great awakening, folks say it is impossible... and after every great awakening, folks say it was inevitable.”
Brian D. McLaren
“Of Bass’s many excellent books, this is the most substantive, provocative, and inspiring yet. . . . it leads to a powerful finale of sage guidance for the future.”
Rob Bell
“Bass has done it again! She’s spot on-prophetic, compelling, and most importantly, hopeful.”
Harvey Cox
“Refreshing, evocative, well informed and original.”
Bill McKibben
“Bass explains how experience, connection, and service are replacing theology as keys to the next Great Awakening. It’s a fascinating story.”
Marcus J. Borg
“Interesting, insightful, impressive and important.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062003737
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,366,722
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Parker J. Palmer
“…an important and life-giving book, written by … one of our finest religious writers.”
Brian D. McLaren
“Of Bass’s many excellent books, this is the most substantive, provocative, and inspiring yet. . . . it leads to a powerful finale of sage guidance for the future.”
Rob Bell
“Bass has done it again! She’s spot on-prophetic, compelling, and most importantly, hopeful.”
Shane Claiborne
“Diana reminds us here that, before every great awakening, folks say it is impossible... and after every great awakening, folks say it was inevitable.”
Harvey Cox
“Refreshing, evocative, well informed and original.”
Richard Rohr
“Join Bass in rebuilding religion from the bottom up!”
Phyllis Tickle
“It is one blockbuster of an analysis that is also a delight to read.”
Marcus Borg
“Interesting, insightful, impressive and important.”
Bill McKibben
“Bass explains how experience, connection, and service are replacing theology as keys to the next Great Awakening. It’s a fascinating story.”

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